We all know that NBA teams have their sights set on just one thing throughout the year: the Larry O’Brien Trophy that is awarded to the team that wins the NBA Finals and becomes the reigning champs.
But there are actually a few awards that the league gives out at the end of every season, to individual players and coaches and front-office executives.
The league made changes to a few of them last season, introducing Eastern and Western Conference MVPs and renaming and reworking certain trophies.
But they aren’t done tweaking how the end of the season will look.
The NBA today unveiled redesigned trophies for its end of season trophies. The trophies are designed in partnership with artist Victor Solomon, who previously worked with the league to redesign its trophy offerings throughout the NBA’s 75th Anniversary Season.
— NBA Communications (@NBAPR) December 6, 2022
The league just unveiled new, redesigned trophies for their end-of-season awards.
Made in partnership with Victor Solomon, the trophies look great, stand for some important values, and will be highly sought-after.
So, what will the NBA be giving away at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season?
The Joe Dumars Trophy, named after the former Detroit Pistons star, will be given to the player with the best sportsmanship in the league.
The Maurice Podoloff Trophy, an homage to the league’s first commissioner, will be given to the team with the best record after the 82 regular-season games.
Meanwhile, the Twyman-Stoke Trophy will replace the NBA Teammate of the Year and the Red Auerbach Trophy will be given to the best coach in the league.
The NBA has had great success hyping up these trophies, drawing interest to them, and creating a conversation around each recipient so these reworked and new trophies are a great idea.
They also look incredible and any player, coach, or executive would be lucky to let them sit on a shelf.NEXT: Multiple Teams Are Interested In A Thriving Wizards Star